Well, this was a little unexpected.
Director Duncan Jones (Moon, Mute, Source Code) has revealed via Twitter what his comic book film will be and it is an adaptation of the Rogue Trooper comic set in the Megaverse. I’ll admit it, I know the name but I’m not familiar with the source material.
As promised… pic.twitter.com/6y3pzn2Cn1
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 15, 2018
Dave Gibbons, best known from his stunning art from The Watchmen and Kingsman comics co-created the 2000 A.D. character. The same publisher that gave us Judge Dredd, so you can already assume the tone of the film they’ll be going for.
Rogue, a blue-skinned supersoldier during a war on Nu-Earth between the Norts and Southers, a horrible sci-fi conflict that’s a nasty blend of the World Wars and the American Civil War. In the origins of the comic, Rogue and his allies are hunting the Traitor General, a dangerous Souther who massacred his entire regiment of supersoldiers.
Of course, there is a video game based on the comic book.
Grant Morrison had been originally tasked to pen a script but more recently Rogue One’s screenwriter Gary Whitta got involved and shared some concept art with SlashFilm back in 2015. We imagine with Duncan being a screenwriter himself will want to tackle the script too and his own stuff to it.
The one thing that seems to be unanswered is where will we end up seeing this? In theatres or on something like Netflix, as far as we know a studio has yet to pick it up. His original Blade Runner homage Mute was picked up by Netflix, there is a good chance they could end up producing and financing this Rogue Trooper film.
SOURCE: DUNCAN JONES